Friday, 6 December 2013
Osama bin Laden was not killed. Osama bin Laden was executed. In the case of Osama bin Laden the sovereignty of Pakistan was violated but what happened in London, United Kingdom, happened on British soil. Why should the fate of those involved in the assassination of a British soldier in London receive preferential treatment? There should be one policy against terrorism regardless of who they are.
This is why the British National Party asked for the death penalty to be reinstated and carried out in the case of those who attacked a British soldier on British soil.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
This kind of mentality overrode any other consideration. By the end of World War One, German territories were given to Poland, German cities like Danzig and Memel were taken away and Eastern Germany, including Konisberg (birthplace of German Philosopher Emmanuel Kant), was isolated from the rest of Germany. New countries were born out of the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Czechoslovakia was one of them.
In 1938 in Munich, Germany forced the hands of all other contenders by requesting that the Sudetenland, a region of the new Czechoslovakia mainly inhabited by German peoples, had to become part of Germany. Months later, after Poland refused to allow free passage between Western Germany and Eastern Germany through territories that were very much part of Germany before World War One, Europe was faced with yet another war.
The rationality of the Metternich style of territorial distribution had come to an abrupt conclusion and territorial exchanges were no longer a way to secure peace. Moreover, while Britain, France, Italy, Russia and others were happy to give a chunk of Czechoslovakia to Germany (a piece of land that had not belonged to Germany), the same countries were ready to go to war against Germany when Germany reclaimed territories that were actually German territories. Logic or mere irrational and misguided arguments?
Sarajevo, the Serbian city, the place where the heir to the Crown of Austro-Hungary had been assassinated, event that led to World War One, is no longer in Christian Serbian hands but under Muslim control in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The rightful owners of Sarajevo were bombed and Serbia was deprived of Serbian territories. Then again, logic or mere irrational and misguided arguments?
The colonisation of Africa and of the Subcontinent followed the same rules, dividing territories without taking into account ethnic realities and many of the conflicts that followed were the direct consequence of ignoring such ethnic realities.
Flood immigration is bound to lead to conflicts and violence. By ignoring ethnic realities, simply by throwing people together, we are creating ghettos with conflicting interests and conflicting ways of living.
As we know, the United Kingdom depends of several sources of energy including oil and gas from the North Sea, electricity bought in Europe and gas contracts with countries like Qatar. As population grows - population has grown dramatically driven by flood immigration and it is forecast that it will continue growing at fast pace as more people come from other EU countries and from outside the European Union to settle down in Britain - the country needs more and more energy that needs to be produced or acquired at higher costs.
At the moment Britain has a certain number of nuclear reactors most of which will have to be decommissioned in the next few years. The business of decommissioning nuclear reactors is extremely expensive and difficult and so is the construction of new nuclear reactors. Until now, only one reactor has been projected and would be built in Somerset and this by no means make us feel optimistic about the levels of energy supply in coming years.
Until now, the United Kingdom has benefitted from oil and gas exploration in several ways and this includes tax revenues generated by activities linked to oil and gas. Even the possibility of Scotland becoming independent generates serious doubts about how what is left of the United Kingdom will be able to deal with a sudden loss of energy supplies and sudden loss of tax revenues.
As if the aforementioned issues were not serious enough, there is another dimension of decisions being taken at this very minute and the following has to do with the capacity to maintain a nuclear deterrent and to be able to sustain a credible defensive structure as the country might no longer be able to create strategic military resources.
Should Scotland become independent, as Head of the Scottish Parliament Alex Salmond has stated that Scotland will no longer host nuclear submarines that make the nuclear deterrent possible and military naval installations in Faslane will no longer be available for what remains of the United Kingdom. The future of ship building and other Defense related industries is very much in doubt.
A fragmented and weakened United Kingdom will no longer be able to protect its strategic interests nor defend itself and this is a very worrying scenario indeed.
In 1982, the United Kingdom was a stronger country with a more homogenous population. Today, most of the strengths the United Kingdom had then have been lost. The country has been dismantled bit by bit, most of what is used or consumed in the United Kingdom is imported or is produced by foreign companies and its Armed Forces are merely a shadow of a very glorious and optimistic past.
Having to increasingly depend on imports, will the United Kingdom be able to continue playing a pivotal role in strategic military arrangements? What we know does not offer us any reasons to be optimistic in terms of energy supplies and in terms of Britain's survival as a major player.
Nick Clegg felt offended by Boris Johnson's words about people who are more able or less able than others, more intelligent or less intelligent than others, cleverer or less clever than others.
Nick Clegg said that Boris Johnson was referring to people as if they were 'a breed of dogs'. Well, we might not be 'a breed of dogs' but there are still breeds of Human Beings with more potential or less potential than others because of their individual characteristics.
Boris Johnson is wrong to talk about people like “a breed of dogs” and his views on social mobility show “unpleasant, careless elitism” Nick Clegg said. In a speech at the Margaret Thatcher lecture, Boris Johnson suggested that economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead.
Elitism? What elitism? Those who have talents and use them to better themselves, go forward. Those who have talents and don't do the effort and those who don't have talents stay behind. Life is very much like an Olympic Marathon.
The Lib Dem Leader is nothing more than a Demagogue pretending to be nice by telling everybody that all of them can be Olympic Champions. Being honest is not the same as being uncaring. Quite the opposite.
We struggle so that everybody can have a decent life but we don't forget for a second the characteristics that make us different from each other. We treat everybody with kindness because we believe that this is the essence of being Human and Humane.
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Next, it was the Irish who rebelled against British Rule and things ended up with the Government of Ireland Act 1920, the partition of Ireland and the creation of the Republic of Ireland and the Province of Northern Ireland. Despite all that could have been learned little was understood regarding the factors that led to the rebellion and today the people of Northern Ireland are still discriminated against and even told to abandon the symbols of their allegiance to the United Kingdom.
Today, we talk about Scotland and the dismembering process of the United Kingdom continues unabated because our idiotic rulers haven't learnt anything. They only care about their individual interests, their privileges and their false expenses claims.
It is the duty of the British National Party to stand up for all parts of the United Kingdom and to do what all other political parties have failed to do for the sake of the unity and the very existence of a country called United Kingdom.
The trend towards the creation and reinforcement of a British Identity started with the treaties that led to the creation of the United Kingdom.
Centuries of European wars in which English, Scots, Welsh and Irish lives were lost helped to cement British Identity as people were fighting for a common cause.
Successive Conservative administrations systematically eroded British identity north of the border and the dismantling and amalgamation of Scottish Regiments that embodied a common heritage and sense of loyalty did much to fuel widespread animosity, if not hatred.
Expressions of rejection of the British Identity became commonplace with people openly declaring that there were Scottish and not British.
The resentment that led to the partition of Ireland and the creation of the Republic of Ireland is now replicated by a secession movement in Scotland. Paradoxically, the Province of Northern Ireland was only possible because of Scottish allegiance to the British Crown, the same Scottish allegiance that could now be coming to an end.
Friday, 29 November 2013
Since then, the situation has been evolving and the Scottish National Party that seeks Scottish Independence took the reins of power in Scotland leaving behind all three UK major political parties and replacing Labour as the major political party in Scotland.
Should the Referendum on Independence be successful, the political map of the United Kingdom will once again suffer dramatic changes that will undoubtedly affect the outcome of UK Elections and also affect the outcome of European Election in what is left of the United Kingdom that will have an ever lesser say in the European Parliament being left in greater disadvantage because of two factors: the loss of Scottish MEPs and the reduction of representation produced by the accession of new EU member states.
This situation will undoubtedly benefit Germany that despite being already prominent will be even more powerful regarding EU arrangements with a weakened United Kingdom.